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Hubert Gautier : biography

21 August 1660 - 27 September 1737

Henri Gautier (21 August 1660 – 27 September 1737) was a French engineer. He was born in Nîmes, France.

Gautier initially trained as a doctor, turning to mathematics and finally engineering. He served as an engineer for 28 years province of Languedoc. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 26 Dec. 2010. in 1713, he was appointed Inspecteur des ponts et chaussées and moved to Paris where he coontinued working until his retirement in 1731.

In 1716, he wrote the first book on building bridges, Traité des ponts. 2nd Ed. André Cailleau, Paris 1728

Gautier died in Paris, France.

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